Mechanisms of emotional arousal and lasting declarative memory

@article{Cahill1998MechanismsOE,
  title={Mechanisms of emotional arousal and lasting declarative memory},
  author={Larry Cahill and J. D. McGaugh},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={21},
  pages={294-299}
}
Neuroscience is witnessing growing interest in understanding brain mechanisms of memory formation for emotionally arousing events, a development closely related to renewed interest in the concept of memory consolidation. Extensive research in animals implicates stress hormones and the amygdaloid complex as key, interacting modulators of memory consolidation for emotional events. Considerable evidence suggests that the amygdala is not a site of long-term explicit or declarative memory storage… Expand
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